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Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Tops ()
Date: January 2, 2006 14:17


There are some great songs on the album.

Winter is definately in my top 10 of Stones songs ever recorded. Simply wonderful.

Coming Down Again - My alltime favourite Keithtune. Deep and beautiful.

100 Years Ago - Supersong. And the Santanahaschichsolo from Mr Mick Taylor is awesome.

@#$%& and especially Heartbreaker are great rockers.

Angie is beautiful.

Dancing with mr D, Hide Your Love and Can You Hear The Music are ok.

The only dissapointment really is Silver Train. Pretty pointless tune.


Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: nikkibong ()
Date: January 2, 2006 14:36

Heartbreaker sucks. rest is decent - star, star is the best. should be a warhorse!

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: January 2, 2006 15:12

My first album of the Stones. I like it today, too. Great songs, great guitar work, one super blues (Hide Your Love), great ballads (Winter, Coming Down Again, Angie), all in all very melodious, one rock killer with "Star, Star". I rate it to the ten best ones.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: January 2, 2006 15:46

I think "Goats Head Soap" is the official 'most under-rated Stones album' ever. Coming after the Big Four it is of course a failure, and it seriously suffers from its weak opener, horrible "Dancing With Mr. D". Perhaps the weak condition or the actual collapse of Jimmy Miller is a reason for its bad production and tired over-all feeling. But there are lots of great, original moments in that album, especially lyrical co-work of two Micks (best is "Winter"). And of course, a classic "Angie" is over there... About rockers, as songs they have potential, but the actual results are not very great, but somehow thin and muddy (and in "Heartbreaker" the boys play in different tune! No energy to correct that). The edge of Exile is gone.

Another great 'under-rated' album is Black&Blue, album that has lasted the test of time superbly. And the groovy and decadent Emotional Rescue album with all its bad songs (a'la "Indian Girl", "Where The Boys Go", the title song, and "Send It to Me") is a secret love affair for true Stones fans... Me like!

- Doxa

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 2, 2006 16:28

I´m sure nikkibongbongbong is quite isolated
not likin DDDDD(H)... What can I say?
GHS is my all-time fav. Its just... (very close to)perfect.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: virgil ()
Date: January 2, 2006 16:43

Doxa Wrote:
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>> seriously suffers from its weak opener, horrible
> "Dancing With Mr. D". Perhaps the weak condition
>").



Doxa, THere is a great live version of Mr. D from 73 Europe. If someone can post it for you I doubt you would ever call it weak again. IT KICKS ASS.

I could burn you a copy if you like I just don't know how to post it on this site.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 2, 2006 16:45

Virgil; just go to [www.yousendit.com]
Fill in the two windows Receiver, your Mail address
& then browse for the song.
When its uploaded, you´ll see a link.
Just cut & paste here.
Put it at the Buy/Sell/Trade-side.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: nikkibong ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:10

i could very well be in the minority, but Heartbreaker is a song that I've never been able to get into.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:14

You´re in a noble society, nikki;
I have many such songs... Beast Of Burden
will never be my song. There are more examples.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Stones89 ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:16

As far as I'm concerned, Star Star is the juggernaut of the whole GHS album imo. There are other good ones as well, like 100 Years Ago and Coming Down Again, but I like that one in particular.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:22

Silver Train!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Stones89 ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:25

...and Silver Train too. I forgot that one, thanks Baboon! smiling smiley

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Promoman ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:27

Babboon wrote <You´re in a noble society, nikki>

It's a matter of taste but both DDDD(H) and BoB are quite hi up in my top 20.

GHS however is one of my lps with least wear and tear.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:47

And, Jason & all the others: for the love of God:
Winter........

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: inopeng ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:48

Never cared much for Heartbreaker but always loved Silver Train!

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: dj ()
Date: January 2, 2006 17:52

nikkibong Wrote:
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> Heartbreaker sucks. rest is decent - star, star is
> the best. should be a warhorse!


Star Star WOULD be a warhorse if the lyrics weren't X-rated.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: James Lynn ()
Date: January 2, 2006 18:10

100 Yrs ago the best along with Hearbreaker & Star Star. Rest has mostly good stuff as well. Weakest of all tracks Coming Down Agian or Dancing with MR D & both those are good anyway. So Very Good album you are right! MEZ

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: The Stones ()
Date: January 2, 2006 18:20

Great album. Awesome solos from Taylor and Richards.
One of my fave cds after the Big Four.


Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: January 2, 2006 20:06

Goats Head Soup is my favourite after the 4 golden years 1968 - 1972.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: chippy ()
Date: January 2, 2006 20:46

i can't find a weak track on this classic , taylors solos , Whew


Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Stones89 ()
Date: January 2, 2006 21:24

Baboon Bro Wrote:
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> And, Jason & all the others: for the love of
> God:
> Winter........


Sorry Pete, I prefer the springtime myself. lol grinning smiley

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: jose luis ()
Date: January 2, 2006 21:38

It Is One of my Great ranked Albums.

Goats is into the Best , and becames a Classic

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Date: January 2, 2006 22:15

Undercover is more of an underrated album, imo...at least GHS had a couple of hits on it. Man I'd love to hear an updated version of 'Pain Of Love' and especially 'She Was Hot'.
DR

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: MickGibsonSG ()
Date: January 2, 2006 22:31

It's got swag, style, artistry, and the Stone's trademark--pioneering into new sounds for them. Miller's last magical contribution. Not a single track I can skip.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: john nicholls ()
Date: January 2, 2006 23:44

Can't understand people not liking Heartbreaker but everyone's entitled to have their say. Goats Head Soup is a wonderful album and often overlooked because it came straight after sticky and exile.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Muddyw ()
Date: January 3, 2006 00:09

I really like Winter, Can You Hear The Music, Hide Your Love, Star Star, Heartbreaker, Silver Train, 100 Years Ago

Great songs IMO!!

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: January 3, 2006 00:11

what would Stones fans think if an album the quality of Goat's Head Soup came out in 2006?...........bet they'd do back-flips



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2006-01-03 00:12 by Leonard Keringer.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: Ket ()
Date: January 3, 2006 04:40

I never thought much of GHS save Winter and @#$%&, it just somehow sounds too tame and lacks energy. I agree with Dillard, Undercover is the most underrated Stones album.

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: January 3, 2006 04:50

Like Doxa says GHS opens with a dud. Ad that is always hard to get over. IMO "100 Years Ago" is not much better but I know many here love that song.
The problem with GHS IMO are not the songs pre se. It is the awful recording quality. I don't know what else to call it. The mix, the mastering, the input levels, the clarity - it is all terrible. The songs, especially the faster ones suffer. It says a lot about the strength of "Silver Train", "heartbreaker" and "Starfxucker" that they are still hot. But the Stones almost butchered them completely. Maybe it was because Jimmy Miller was so heavily on the nod. where it really falls part is "Hide your Love" and "Can you hear the Music". CYHTM could have been a monster! That riff! But the leadfooted tempo and that silly flute, plus the general mud just keep the song from ever getting on it's feet.
It is plain to see from the 73 live shots how hot Mr D and heartbreaker really are.

"...no longer shall you trudge 'cross my peaceful mind."

Re: Goats Head Soup - Their most underrated album
Posted by: rbarnes00 ()
Date: January 3, 2006 05:05

I just bought Goat's Head Soup last week...I enjoy it. The first time I ever heard the opening of Winter was on the "licks around the world" documentary, and it has stuck in my head since. Same thing with "She smiled sweetly", during the Germany part on the same documentary. I love having songs float around in my head for a while before I have them in my collection. When I was a kid, I heard "gimme shelter" dozens of times before I had the album...the desire for the song is much more when you can't instantly access it.

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